2013/2014 Draft Annual Plan

Formal consultation on the 2013/2014 Draft Annual Plan will take place over the period Friday 19 April 2013 to Monday 20 May 2013.

Council will be hosting informal public workshops at the following locations to present and discuss the Draft Annual Plan with interested members of the public:

Martinborough: Council Chambers, 7:30pm, 6 May 2013 (previously 7pm)

Featherston: Kiwi Hall, 7pm, 13 May 2013

Greytown: Greytown Town Centre, 7pm, 14 May 2013

You are most welcome to attend and discuss the background and content of this Draft Annual Plan with Her Worship the Mayor, councillors and community board members.

Copies of the 2013/2014 Draft Annual Plan, the associated Summary of Information, and spare submission forms may be viewed at or obtained from the following locations from the 19 April 2013:

·         South Wairarapa District Council Office, 19 Kitchener Street, Martinborough

·         Martinborough Public Library, Portacabin, in the Pain & Kershaw carpark

·         Featherston Library, 70 Fitzherbert Street, Featherston

·         Greytown Library, 89 Main Street, Greytown


The Summary of Information will also be published in the Wairarapa News as a centre lift on the 1 May 2013.


Tell Us What You Think

This Annual Plan (AP) outlines Council’s intentions for the 2013/2014 period. It sets out what Council intends to achieve in the coming year for each significant activity, the variations between the corresponding year of Councils 2012/22 LTP and what is now proposed, what the planned activities will cost and how they will be funded. We would welcome your feedback on the proposals contained in this Draft Plan as part of our consultation process before the Plan is finalised.

Written submissions on this 2013/2014 Draft Annual Plan close with Council at 5:00pm on Monday 20 May 2013. Submissions may be submitted in writing in the following manner – post, hand delivery, facsimile or email. Details for each of these methods are as follows:

Online: AP Submission

Post: AP Submissions, South Wairarapa District Council, P O Box 6, Martinborough 5741

Deliver:   South Wairarapa District Council, 19 Kitchener Street, Martinborough

Fax: 06 306 9373

Email: AP@swdc.govt.nz

Submissions on the 2013/2014 Draft Annual Plan will be heard and deliberated on by Council at meetings to be held on Monday 10 June and Tuesday 11 June 2013. The actual number and duration of these meetings will depend on the number of submissions received, with the Tuesday 11 June 2013 meeting set down as a reserve day.  Adoption of Council’s final Annual Plan 2013/2014 is set down for Wednesday 26 June 2013.

All of the hearings and deliberations meetings will be held in the Council Chambers, 19 Kitchener Street, Martinborough, commencing at 9.30am, and will be open to the public.

The Local Government Act 2002 requires every district council to produce, once every three years, a Long Term Council (LTP) which sets out what Council will do for at least the next ten years. An annual plan is required for years that an LTP is not produced.

Posted 27 March 2013

Updated 19 April 2013

Updated 1 May 2013 (MBA Public Meeting time changed from 7:00pm to 7:30pm)

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